Abbotsford News: Medical Marijuana Not Up In Smoke In Fire

By February 12, 2013Abbotsford News

Submitted. At 05:44 AM. On Tuesday, February 12, 2013, the Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service (AFRS) responded to a report of a structure fire, at a medical marijuana growing facility at 28435 Townshipline Road.

On arrival, AFRS crews found that the main production building was not involved. The fire was found to be in the powerhouse building and this structure was fully involved in fire.

A total of 5 AFRS units and 20 firefighters responded to the incident. No one was injured. APD was also on scene.

This type of fire can be very dangerous for firefighters to control, due to the electrocution hazard. Fortunately B.C. Hydro was on scene in a timely manner and confirmed that the power was out.

The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time, by the AFRS Fire Investigation Unit and APD.

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